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Job 15 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Then Eliphaz (the) Temanite answered, and said, 1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:
2 Whether a wise man shall answer, as speaking against the wind, and shall fill his stomach with burning, that is ire? (Would a wise man answer someone, whose speaking is merely wind, and who filleth his stomach with hot air?) 2 "Would a wise man answer with empty notions or fill his belly with the hot east wind?
3 For thou reprovest him by words, which is not like thee, and thou speakest that, that speedeth not to thee. (For thou rebukest him with worthless words, and thou speakest, what profiteth thee not.) 3 Would he argue with useless words, with speeches that have no value?
4 As much as is in thee, thou hast avoided dread; and thou hast taken away thy prayers before God. (As much as is possible, thou hast avoided fearing God/revering God; and thou hast not presented thy prayers to God.) 4 But you even undermine piety and hinder devotion to God.
5 For [thy] wickedness hath taught thy mouth, and thou followest the tongue of blasphemers. 5 Your sin prompts your mouth; you adopt the tongue of the crafty.
6 Thy tongue [Thy mouth], and not I, shall condemn thee, and thy lips shall answer (against) thee. 6 Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you.
7 Whether thou art born the first man, and whether thou art formed before (the) little hills? (Art thou the first man born, and wast thou formed before the little hills?) 7 "Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Whether thou hast heard the counsel of God, and whether his wisdom is lower than thou? (and is his wisdom less than thine?) 8 Do you listen in on God's council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself ?
9 What thing knowest thou, which we know not? What thing understandest thou, which we know not? 9 What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
10 Both wise men and eld (men), much elder than thy fathers (much older than thy father), be among us. 10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
11 Whether it is great, that God comfort thee? But thy shrewd words forbid this. (Is it not wonderful, that God comforteth thee? But thy depraved words forbid this.) 11 Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?
12 What raiseth thine heart thee, and thou as thinking great things hast eyes astonished? (What raiseth up thy heart, to think such great things? and why be thine eyes astonished?) 12 Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,
13 What swelleth thy spirit against God, that thou bring forth of thy mouth such words? (What swelleth thy spirit against God, so that thou bring forth such words out of thy mouth?) 13 so that you vent your rage against God and pour out such words from your mouth?
14 What is a man, that he be without wem, and that he, born of a woman, appear just? (What is a man, is he ever pure, or without fault? yea, he, who is born of a woman, is he ever truly right before God?) 14 "What is man, that he could be pure, or one born of woman, that he could be righteous?
15 Lo! none among his saints is unchangeable (Lo! no one among his saints is trustworthy), and (even the) heavens be not clean in his sight. 15 If God places no trust in his holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in his eyes,
16 How much more is a man abominable and unprofitable, that drinketh wickedness as water? (Then how much more abominable and unprofitable is man, who drinketh wickedness like water?) 16 how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks up evil like water!
17 I shall show to thee, hear thou me; I shall tell to thee that, that I saw (I shall tell thee, what I saw). 17 "Listen to me and I will explain to you; let me tell you what I have seen,
18 Wise men acknowledge, and hide (it) not their fathers. (The wise acknowledge it, and their forefathers hide it not.) 18 what wise men have declared, hiding nothing received from their fathers
19 To which wise men alone the earth is given, and an alien shall not pass by them. (To whom alone the land was given; and no foreigner lived among them.) 19 (to whom alone the land was given when no alien passed among them):
20 A wicked man is proud in all his days; and the number of his years and of his tyranny is uncertain. 20 All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless through all the years stored up for him.
21 The sound of dread is ever[more] in his ears, and when peace is, he supposeth ever[more] treasons. (A fearful sound is forever in his ears, and even when there is peace, he always expecteth an attack.) 21 Terrifying sounds fill his ears; when all seems well, marauders attack him.
22 He believeth not that he may turn again from darknesses to light; and he beholdeth about on each side (for) a sword. 22 He despairs of escaping the darkness; he is marked for the sword.
23 When he stirreth him[self] to seek bread, he knoweth, that the day of darknesses is made ready in his hand (he knoweth that the day of darkness is at hand). 23 He wanders about--food for vultures; he knows the day of darkness is at hand.
24 Tribulation shall make him afeared, and anguish shall (en)compass him, as a king which is made ready to battle. (Tribulation shall make him afraid, and anguish shall surround him, like a king who is made ready for battle.) 24 Distress and anguish fill him with terror; they overwhelm him, like a king poised to attack,
25 For he held forth his hand against God, and he was made strong against Almighty God. (For he put forth his hand against God, and he made himself strong against Almighty God.) 25 because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,
26 He ran with his neck raised up against God, and he was armed with a fat noll. (He ran with his head raised up against God, and he was armed with a stiff neck, or he was stubborn.) 26 defiantly charging against him with a thick, strong shield.
27 Fatness, that is, pride of temporal abundance, covered his face, or understanding, and outward fatness, that is, unshamefastness, hangeth down of his sides (hangeth down on his sides). [Fatness covered his face, and of his sides grease hangeth. (Fatness covered his face, and grease hangeth down on his sides.)] 27 "Though his face is covered with fat and his waist bulges with flesh,
28 He shall dwell in desolate cities (He shall live in empty cities), and in deserted houses, that be turned into burials. 28 he will inhabit ruined towns and houses where no one lives, houses crumbling to rubble.
29 He shall not be made rich, neither his chattel shall dwell steadfastly (nor shall his substance, or his possessions, endure); neither he shall send his root into the earth, 29 He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
30 neither he shall go away from darknesses. Flame shall make dry his branches, and he shall be taken away by the spirit of his mouth (The flame shall dry up his branches, and then he shall be taken away by the wind). 30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God's mouth will carry him away.
31 Believe he not vainly which is deceived by error, that he shall be again-bought by any price. (He, who is deceived by error, vainly believeth that he shall be bought back, or redeemed, at any price.) 31 Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.
32 Before that his days be [ful]filled, he shall perish, and his hands shall wax dry; 32 Before his time he will be paid in full, and his branches will not flourish.
33 he shall be hurt as a vine in the first flower of his grape, and as an olive tree casting away his flower. (he shall be like a vine that droppeth off its unripe grapes, or like an olive tree that casteth away its flowering buds.) 33 He will be like a vine stripped of its unripe grapes, like an olive tree shedding its blossoms.
34 For the gathering together of an hypocrite is barren, and fire shall devour the tabernacles of them, that take gifts willfully. (For hypocrites, one and all, be barren, and fire shall devour the tents of those, who willingly take gifts.) 34 For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
35 He conceived sorrow, and childed wickedness, and his womb maketh ready treacheries. 35 They conceive trouble and give birth to evil; their womb fashions deceit."